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June 26, 2003

John S.J. Brooks, MD, FRCPath Appointed Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

(Philadelphia, PA) - John S.J. Brooks, MD, FRCPath, has been appointed to the position of Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Program Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Prior to this appointment, Brooks was Chairman of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.

Brooks attended St. Joseph's College where he earned his BS in Biology and earned his MD at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

His current research focuses on diagnostic and prognostic immunohistochemistry and the pathology and growth of mesenchymal tissues, soft tissue tumors and sarcomas.

Brooks has held faculty appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute for Cancer in London and Surrey, England, Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and several at Penn. He has held two fellowships from the American Cancer Society and another from the National Cancer Institute.

Brooks has received numerous awards and honors, including the Stowell-Orbison Award, the Sheard Sanford Award, the George Stevenson Distinguished Service Award, all from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), and was chosen as first a member then a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology (FRCPath) in London. He was appointed Deputy Commissioner of ASCP and named Outstanding Regional Pathologist by Philadelphia Magazine.

Brooks serves on the board of directors of the ASCP and is Chairman of the Society's Government Relations Committee. He has met with President George W. Bush addressing the need for national reform of medical liability issues. A prolific writer, he has published hundreds of papers in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Pathology, Journal of Urology, Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, among many others.

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